The Length of Your Book for Kindle Fiction

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As a fiction author, you need to consider the length and structure of your book. The exact length and structure depends on a variety of factors.

How Long Are Typical Books In The Genre?

First, consider how long books typically are in the niche. It might be that there is no typical length, but there are bound to be some common threads. Are short stories popular? Are novelettes popular? You can get ideas by investigating the work of authors you admire in the genre you are looking to target.

It’s Okay To Go Short At First

Know that it’s okay to go short at first. This is particularly important if you are new to writing fiction. You’ll feel much more comfortable writing full novels over time. For now, it’s absolutely fine to follow the trend of writing short stories and novelettes to release on Kindle. Kindle readers love these shorter books because they tend to cost less and are easier to digest. Ideally, your shorter books will be between 10,000 words and 30,000 words.

*Plus, you don’t want to stuff a bunch of filler into your book just to reach a certain word length.

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